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Acceda Noticias provides Web-based access to the complete electronic editions of more than 20 Spanish-language newspapers published in major U.S. cities from Florida to California. It also includes tens of thousands of current and archived full-text articles from other news sources and complete electronic newspaper editions across Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Columbia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, and Spain.
Find your next book to read using your school’s AR/RC list. Locate your school in the alphabetical listing. Browse the book list or search by title or by author. You can sort the book list by AR™ Book Level or by AR™ Points to focus on those titles that meet your reading requirements. Click on the green “Check the Catalog!” button to locate the book within the Orange County Library System.
NewsBank provides access to tens of millions of articles and video clips from local (Orlando Sentinel, El Sentinel), state, regional, national and international newspapers and other news sources. NewsBank's full-text, fully searchable databases are consistently updated with the current content you require to research issues and events. NewsBank resources also include years of archives, enabling you to research subjects from the past and track trends or developments from their origins.
This award-winning database examines the iconic personalities and moments that marked each ten-year period and defined each decade in North America during the twentieth century. It covers events, movements, people, and trends in popular culture, literature, art, sports, science, technology, economics, and politics in both the United States and Canada. Database search features quick and advanced levels with search limiters; and browse categories including subject, geographical locations, and an alphabetical list of notable men and women. Users may create an account that allows saving searches, articles and citations.
Ancestry Library Edition provides easy access to more than 7,000 genealogy databases and 200 billion images with a single search. Collections provide information on individuals from North America, the UK, Europe, Australia, and more. Updates and new content are always being added.
U.S. databases include the complete U.S. Census & Index (1790-1940), vital, church, court, and immigration records. Other notable collections include Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Books; Social Security Death Index (updated monthly); WWI Draft Registration Cards; Federal Slave Narratives; and a strong Civil War collection. The Map Center contains more than 1,000 historical maps.
Many international records are available. Canadian collections provide nearly 60 million records from the Census of Canada; and key vital records, such as the Drouin Collection (1621-1967), which includes nearly 30 million baptism, marriage, and burial records from Quebec. U.K. collections offer censuses for England, Wales, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, and Scotland, with nearly 200 million records; Births and Baptisms (1834-1906), Marriage Licenses (1521-1869), Deaths and Burials (1834-1934), and Poor Law Records (1840-1938) in London; and more. Other international collections continue to grow with more than 46 million records from German census, vital records, emigration indexes, ship lists, phone directories, and more; Chinese surnames in the large and growing Jiapu Collection of Chinese lineage books; Jewish family history records from Eastern Europe and Russia; and more.
Answers await everyone—whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist, or historian.
Have you always wanted to learn how to play the guitar or the piano? Maybe learn to DJ or draw? ArtistWorks for Libraries provides this and more!
Participate in the library's reading programs using Beanstack.
Biography in Context has more than 600,000 biographies of notable people from yesterday to today. Get authoritative at-a-glance or in-depth information. Come face-to-face with your subject through video, audio clips, podcasts, images and other multimedia resources. This database includes tools to download, print and share content online; and citation help. All content is effectively organized by type –reference, news, primary sources, magazines, academic journals, multimedia and more-with easy search and browse options. If you “need a life” Biography in Context is the research tool to use!
Books & Authors brings ease, authority and fun to the question of "what do I read next?" This resource can also be used to enhance the experience of the book you are reading; dig deeper into its themes and origins; or learn how the author's life and times contributed to the work.
Connect with a qualified tutor for expert help in Math, Science, Social Studies, English, English as a Second Language, Computer Literacy, Test Preparation (such as GED, SAT and ACT) and Writing Assistance.
Find current business information quickly, ranging from global financial networks to Orlando business news. Locate articles on finance, acquisitions & mergers, international trade, money management, new technologies & products, business trends, investments and banking. Access daily updates to business developments and technology innovation from newswires and publications such as The Asian Wall Street Journal, Global Newswire, Investment Weekly, Professional Wealth Management and more. Research management strategies and economic growth issues with historical content dating back to 1980.
This resource offers company profiles, journal articles and news sources, industry and market reports, plus many other useful business resources. Students, entrepreneurs, small business owners, investors, and researchers will find this resource useful for investigating and learning about topics in business, market research, industry trends, and more. Business Insights is the successor to Gale's Business and Company Resource Center and includes the same sources and information--but now with an updated and easy to use interface.
- SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) reports
- Interactive comparison charts to analyze statistical data
- Explore companies through histories, profiles, and corporate chronologies
- Filter businesses by location, SIC and NAICS codes, and other criteria using Company Finder
- Recent editions of reference sources like Market Share Reporter and Business Rankings Annual
Starting a business and need a plan? Here is a collection of successful business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funds for small businesses throughout North America.
Career Transitions is an online career guidance center that walks users through the job-search process from beginning to end.
This resource offers step-by-step instructions, photos, diagrams, and much more for automobile repair and maintenance. It is simple enough for the do-it-yourself mechanic but comprehensive enough for professional technicians. Consumers with older vehicles will find its expansive resources helpful for keeping their vehicles running and extending service life. It also includes repair information for some vintage makes, starting as early as 1940. The "Chilton" brand is recognized by consumers as a leading and reliable source for automotive repair information. Chilton Library is one of the best library resources for automotive repair information and is highly recommended by librarians.
- Repair procedures for most domestic and international manufacturers and models
- Detailed maintenance schedules with recommended service intervals
- Vacuum and wiring diagrams, photos, and illustrations
- Search vehicle recalls and Technical Service Bulletins
- Identify trouble codes retrieved from a vehicle's onboard computer
- Monthly content updates
- Printer-friendly articles and images